How Can I Love & Forgive My Parents

You don’t have to forgive your parents; however, forgive yourself first.

Bassey BY
The Yessba

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Photo by Leon Seierlein on Unsplash

As a professional who heard and sometimes worked with individuals who struggled to love or forgive their parents, I tend to understand where they came from.

Studies show adults who suffer severe childhood abuse often have more problems in life until they seek treatment and do challenging work.

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day come with joy for some children and bad memories for others and their families.

How on earth would parents abuse their children?

In the US, no one thought parents would maltreat a child, and there was no law protecting children, and many child abuse happened. Yes, animals were protected by US law before children.

In a communal community, child abuse is rare. Why? Most new parents have family, friends, and a house of worship. It takes a village to raise a child, and when many people are involved in child rearing, danger is minimized.

Jessica (not her real name) asked, “How can I forgive my father? He was a monster, and my mom made things worse, protecting him and what she called “a family affair.”

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Bassey BY
The Yessba

I write lifestyle stories that help us get healthier, wiser, happier,& wealthier.I like to organize, garden, cook & invest. https://bassey.medium.com/subscribe